A night in Ostuni [Puglia]

Ostuni Puglia hidden gem white city day trip

Ostuni, ‘la città bianca’, meaning ‘the white city’, is situated in central Puglia, below Bari and above Brindisi/Lecce/south Salento. Ostuni lives up to it’s name, greeting you with white buildings, narrow streets and a great ‘small town’ vibe. Ostuni is situated on a hill, giving great views of the valley below. We ventured to Ostuni as a stop to break up our driving from Polignano a Mare down to Gallipoli. A few travel blogs had mentioned Ostuni, but we had minimal expectations. We have learned having low expectations is a good thing, as in this situation, Ostuni well exceeded them. Whilst not boasting any particular single ‘must see’ highlight, the cute narrow streets and wide open central piazza were impressive. Little bars, shops and restaurants line the streets and create a great atmosphere, especially in the evening.

How long should you stay in Ostuni?

We stayed one night and wouldn’t have needed any longer. Ostuni would also be perfect for a day trip, however we enjoyed staying to get a feel of the city a night. We feel that staying more than one night would likely be excessive for this small city.

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